Thursday, September 06, 2007

What A Wonderful World

For our 3.5 loyal Getdownnn readers, something amazing has occurred, more than 1 post a week. Well this is something that I just can't keep to myself. I just saw Stevie Wonder perform in concert for his A Wonder Summer's Night tour and it was a life changing experience. It's like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. Words don't do him justice, so I won't waste too many. And there isn't very much that can be said about him, that hasn't. Highlights of many include: the funky solo improvisation opening to "Higher Ground", "A Ribbon In The Sky" breakdown ending, the country version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered", singing "Isn't She Lovely" in duet with his daughter Aisha (who is the baby at the beginning of the original version), and just hearing "Living For The City" period. At 57, the man is timeless; he can still sing, jam, do it all, and maybe even drive?

I don't have too much live Stevie Wonder stuff, but here are some of my favorites from his performance in 1974 at The Brighton Theatre in England:

[MP3] Stevie Wonder :: Higher Ground
[MP3] Stevie Wonder :: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
[MP3] Stevie Wonder :: You Are the Sunshine

And then I had to include this mix by DJ Spinna & Bobbito , The Wonder Of Stevie, that is all things Stevie (songs composed, covered, etc.):

[MP3] DJ Spinna & Bobbito :: Wonderful Mix

[MP3] DJ Spinna & Bobbito :: Wonder Wrote It Mix

{Thanks to adb for the heads up on this one.}

It's too bad he didn't get to the drum kit next to him.



Blogger ADB said...

Have you checked out the 2 'Wonder Wrote It' Cd's by Bobbito & Spinna?

These are unbelievable.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Mista Hippo said...

Yeah, thanks for reminding me. Ever time I go to the store I keep forgettin' to pick these up. It came out after the 'Wonderful Mix' right?

7:25 PM  
Blogger ADB said...

Actually these came out around 2 years before the 'wonderful mix'. They're pretty hard to come by, tracklisting for part 1 is on amazon but you'll be lucky to get the CD there:


The 'wonderful mix' is good, but these are just amazing. Spinnas mix - wow.

12:30 AM  
Blogger ben said...

Thanks for the spinna bobbito mixes. Lovin' your blog.

8:45 PM  

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